Collecting rain water for later use is a great way to save on your water bill and to do something great for the environment. There are many great non-drinking uses for rain water, so follow the steps below to set up a system to collect rain water.
Install gutters or hire someone to install gutters on your home if you don't already have them.The downspouts of the gutters need to be long enough to reach into your rain barrels.
Make sure that when you are installing your rain barrels that you place them on level ground so that they don't start to pull away from the downspout as the rainwater collects and tilts the barrel, which could damage your gutters. If the area of land where you need to place the rain barrels isn't level then try using cinder blocks or gravel to level the area. If the land where you are going to be placing the rain barrels are dirt then you may want to dig out an area and fill it with gravel to provide the increasing weight of your rain barrel support so that it doesn't begin to sink into the ground or slide away from the downspout.